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Reformists regain ground in Iran

Iran’s Guardian Council is allowing 200 reformist candidates of more than 3,500 blacklisted a week ago to stand in next month’s elections. Abbas Kadkodaye of the conservative legal body said it was speeding up the review process after an appeal by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Council’s decision has plunged Iran into crisis provoking accusations that hardliners are trying to rig the polls. President Khatami’s political party has threatened to boycott the elections. Full Story

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